sweet summer time!

This is the first time I’ve picked up my computer since early Friday morning. I even had some fun posts to share with you from around the blogosphere, but it just didn’t happen.

We had a fantastic weekend. I don’t know what it is, but even as a stay-at-home mom, I live for the weekends. And, of course, the biggest difference in the weekend versus the weekdays is that Todd is with us. Having him home to play with the kids, talk to, hang out with, and just do fun family things together makes the weekends so much fun!

Most of these pictures were posted on Instagram this weekend. (If you’re not following me on Instagram, then these are all new to you!)

On Saturday, I wanted to cram the day full of all the fun things. We wanted to tire the boys out as much as possible and after a really rainy week, we just craved some time outside.

We met the Fuller family at the park early on Saturday morning. All the kids ran around and Todd and I got to catch up with our friends.

After the park, we headed for the zoo. The boys and I usually go to the zoo during the week, and it had been a pretty long time since we went with Todd, so this was a fun treat. The zoo membership is just the best investment. Columbia has a really great zoo and we love to go and spend about an hour. Having the zoo membership makes us feel like we don’t have to spend all day there, but we can go, look at the animals, run around a bit and then leave. Because we know we’ll be back the next week.



Hudson’s new “cheese” face is a little scary!


Hudson still loves to ride in the stroller at the zoo when it’s just us. When we’re with friends he wants to walk. But I love that he still loves the stroller, and since Hudson loves it, Hayes is still willing to ride, too. It definitely makes it easier on us to keep up with them! The kangaroo exhibit is just so neat. We just walk right there where they are.





And these sweet koalas. That sweet baby! Oh my goodness. Maybe once of the cutest things I’ve ever seen.

After naps on Saturday, we went to the pool. We spent a couple of hours at the pool, and then ended up eating supper at the pool before heading home.


Hudson’s week of swim lessons have made him pretty fearless in the pool, which would normally be a great thing. But right now, he can’t swim unassisted, and we hate to put his float back on him. He has swim camp this week (from 8:00-11:00 every day) and then another week of lessons next week. I’m hoping that by the end of next week he’ll be in good shape. Until then, I’ll just be watching him like a hawk and trying to reinforce what he’s learned in lessons.

The boys slept great on Saturday night! It was such a great day with just the four of us.

On Sunday after church, Todd went to play golf with a friend, and the boys and I planned to go to the pool, but it was just way too rainy outside. So they took naps, I folded a ton of laundry, and then we played inside until Todd got home. (Yes, Todd played golf in the rain. Such dedication! But he still had fun!)


Todd’s parents offered to feed the boys supper and put them to bed last night so we could go to a movie, and we were just tickled by the offer and couldn’t pass it up! So we went to see The Internship last night. It was really, really cute. Maybe not as funny as Wedding Crashers, but we laughed a lot, and I was looking for my friend’s sister as an extra in the movie since she works at Google.

I hope you all had a great weekend! Do you live for the weekend, like I do? Do you try to soak up as much Daddy time as possible?


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  1. says

    I’m dying to take DH to our zoo- it’s hard with Morgan gone during the week. That’s probably why I live for the weekends too- he is back home in Knoxville with us!

  2. says

    We’ve only been to the zoo once, ONCE!! Carter is 4 1/2 years old and we have only been once. But the time we did go, the kangaroos were CRAZY. 2 of them got into a boxing match. Looks like your zoo’s kangaroos are a much calmer bunch! 🙂

  3. says

    I need to renew our zoo membership. Tiring out the kids is worth the effort for good sleep. What a fun idea to meet friends at the park on a weekend morning.

  4. ERin says

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see you do a post about your stroller…..we have one and will have two boys…..or more pictures 🙂

  5. says

    Love my weekends and LOVE my time with my man. It’s never going to be the same as when I was in school (when weekends were better than ice cream sandwiches), but they are still so much fun.

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